AND THE WINNERS WERE...
ENCINO MUNI G.C. - 09/05/2019 A loyal cadre of eleven stalwarts braved the excruciating heat wave to complete yet
another tournament round in our Group's illustrious 4 decades+ history. Top dollar, a modest $41, found Mike Gannon appropriating the entire birdie pot moola along with a Partners 1st Place. Super Low Gross was uncontested putting the spotlight on Tom Knickerbocker's sizzling 79 Gross that captured the Porter Low Gross award to which Tom added a Partners 2nd Place(tie) for a $15 payout. The Low Putts winner was Craig Fehrman whose resume sported 2nd Places in both Porter Gross & Partners(tie) for a $21 reward. Low Net winner was John Moskoff whose 2nds in Putts & Partners boosted his take to a lucky $13 bucks. Single digit dole-outs sent $7 to Bob Stone(T-2nd Gross & Net); $5 to Bill Lewis (Partners 1st); $3 to Val Mayer (T-2nd Partners); and $3 to Mike Belson (also T-2nd Partners). LOS ROBLES GREENS G.C. - 09/12/2019: Burman DeShautelle, the low handicapper golfing guest of Marilou Miller, absconded with nearly the entire contents in the Birdie Wager Pot by winning 3+1/2 shares of the available 4 birdie payouts for a grand total of Seventy Bucks! Now, back to reality, we find Val Mayer as the recipient of that remaining 1/2 birdie share, a tie for Low Putts, and 2nd Places in both Low Net & Partners for a $30 reward. A pair of 1st Places in Low Net & Partners earned $19 for Stan Weiner. Identical $14 sums went to Brian Oblak as the Super Low Gross winner along with his tie for Low Putts & Partners 3rd, and then to Tom Knickerbocker as the Porter Low Gross winner plus a Partners 2nd Place. Marilou Miller joined the 3-way tie for Low Putts and added Partners 3rd Place to collect $10. Miguel Romero's Partners 1st Place paid $7, while identical $4 sums found Bob Stone as Porter Gross runner-up, and Bill Lewis taking 3rd Low Net. SIMI HILLS G.C. - 09/19/2019: Atop the day's money list we find Jim Jacobs and John Moskoff as both players extracted identical $22 sums from the designated birdie pot when each scored a delightful deuce on Hole #17. Val Mayer joined them by pocketing his own $22 after winning the Low Putts contest and taking 3rd Places in both Low Net & Partners. A solo blind-drawn birdie paid out $20 to member-candidate Burman DeShautelle who posted his 4th qualifying score of the required 5 rounds, an even par 71! Identical $16 payouts went to Jimmy Dodds who tied for Low Net along with a Partners 1st Place, and to Bob Stone in the Porter Gross runner-up spot, tied for 2nd Low Putts and Mr. Dodds' 1st place partner. The Porter Low Gross winner was Craig Fehrman who added a tie for 2nd Low Putts to pickup $15. Tm Knickerbocker and Miguel Romero shared the second blind-drawn birdie worth $10 apiece and Miguel got another $4 from his Partners 2nd Place. It was Bill Lewis who tied Mr. Dodds for the Low Net prize and he added a Partners 2nd Place for a $13 payout. The Super Low Gross award paid out a modest $4 to Jim Sabbe and Joe Cala accepted $2 for Partners 3rd Place. WOODLEY LAKES G.C. - 09/26/2019 With the welcome arrival of autumnal weather this lakes layout yielded some spectacular scoring. Member-Candidate Burman DeShautelle fired a sensational 4-Under-Par 68 in his 5th & final required qualifying round to extract $35 from 2+1/2 birdie shares. Craig Fehrman posted a sizzling 78 to win the Porter Low Gross award along with the day's Low Putts and 1+1/2 birdie shares to top the money winners list at $40. Joining the outstanding scoring was Bill Lewis whose 15-Under-Par 57 Net score took 1st Places in both Low Net & Partners for an $18 payout. Miguel Romero notched 2nd Places in both Porter Gross & Low Putts to collect $10. Joltin' Joe Cala made the money list with a 2nd Low Net 59 worth $8. John Moskoff's Partners 2nd & Net 3rd paid out $6 while Jimmy Dodds pocketed $3 by tying for 2nd Low Putts and the 3rd Place Partners Team of Mike Belson and Bob Planck each got Two Bucks.
Brian Oblak picked up a 3 day gig on the CBS series S.W.A.T.. He and the show"s star Shemar Moore are handling a hostage situation. The show should air around Thanksgiving -- Bruce Simon, after a lengthy drought, picked up a few ways work on Dream, a new media project for Apple TV at Universal Studios, which was followed by a stint on "Station 19", Shonda Rhimes' third year Fire House Drama for ABC -- The desert rats are at it again. Bill Lewis & Marcia Rodd have booked themselves into The Coachella Playhouse in Cathedral City for a production of Ballroom based oh he TV Movie Queen of The Stardust Ballroom. They start rehearsal on 1/6/2020 and won't be back until mid February. It's a good bet that some golf is in the offing with Good Ole Jim Raymond -- Surgery is on the schedule on the 2nd for Val Mayer to remove film clouding his retina. With clear vision, he should get back into our pockets in a month, just in time for his birthday on the 29th.
Our newest member, Burman DeShautelle, who comes to us courtesy of Marilou Miller, officially joins the group at Buenavenura on Oct. 3rd,
and will be playing from the back tees. He was born in Marksville, LA, received his B.A. in education at Louisiana College and came to California to get his Masters Degree at National University, Sherman Oaks. He taught for a couple of years, then became a Juvenile Correction Educator for L.A. County. He retired this year after 30 years on he job. Athletically he wasted his youth on such sports as baseball, football, basketball etc. before trying golf at the age of 36. It seems he liked and perhaps just might have a penchant for it. He and his wife Anna were regulars on our local area golf courses until Dante and Maya came along. Now after successful hip surgery and retirement, he has had time to work on his game and joins us with a terrific +2 handicap!
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